Grade One
Also known asYi Nian Ji
Mandarinyī nián jí
GenreVariety show
StarringChen Xuedong, Song Jia
Country of originChina
Original languageMandarin
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Production locationChina
Running time90 minutes
Production companyHunan Broadcasting System
Original networkHunan Broadcasting System (HBS)
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release17 October (2014-10-17) –
26 December 2014 (2014-12-26)
Followed byGrand One: Freshman (2015)
External links

Grade One is a Chinese variety show produced by Hunan Broadcasting System. The reality show adopts a parent-child style of interaction was shot at "Xiangjun Future Experimental School". In the show, Chen Xuedong served as homeroom teacher while Xiao Song Jia served as a teacher. It was first aired on October 17, 2014, and was broadcast on every Friday.[1][circular reference]


The theme decided by the production team was the "growth diary of a fresh newbie teacher". There were 7 elementary school students who participated the show, each from different family background. These seven students were on their day of elementary school, with previously transited from their respective pre-schools. Without their friends and parents, these students with only the two newbie teachers will have to independently spend the rest of the semester in the dormitory.[2]


According to media reports, Hunan TV invested more than 100 million yuan of funds, but 80% of the funds are used in the equipment and post-editing. Cost for the cast were less than what netizens and the outside world expected.[3]

Shooting of the program was conducted in a fully enclosed campus, and the producers installed 120 cameras in the filming area and 15 movie cameras. The scale of filming was far greater than that of "I Am a Singer" and "Where Are We Going? Dad" and other reality shows.[4]

The reality show shared the same director and creator with "Super Girl" and "Super Boys", Xia Qing, the same producer with "X-Change", Xu Qing, and the same production team with "Divas Hit the Road".[5]


Hunan Broadcasting System

 China Hunan Broadcasting System premiere ratings (CSM50)
Episode Date Rating Share Ranking Remarks
1 2014-10-17 1.06 4.57 3 First broadcast of
The Amazing Race China (SZMG)
2 2014-10-24 1.110 5.11 4 First broadcast of
Keep Running (ZJTV)
3 2014-10-31 1.122 5.12 4
4 2014-11-7 1.028 4.81 4
5 2014-11-14 1.059 4.70 5
6 2014-11-21 1.227 5.71 5
7 2014-11-28 0.953 4.43 6 First broadcast of
Million Fans(百万粉丝) (TJTV) broadcast
8 2014-12-5 1.164 5.79 4
9 2014-12-12 1.029 4.85 5
10 2014-12-19 1.089 5.33 5 Finale of
The Amazing Race China (SZMG)
11 2014-12-26 1.220 5.85 4 Finale of
She's My Family (Jiangsu Television)
  1. The data determined by CSM.
  2. Ratings ranked above not including CCTV.
  3. Information source:卫视这些事儿,卫视小露电.
  4. Ranking for all the variety shows on Friday night, not necessarily for the same period

List of episodes

Ep. Date Title Guest
1 2014-10-17 Teachers enter the campus, Ma Haoxuan begins to be wanton
2 2014-10-24 Li Hao Yu proposes to Bai Anqi
3 2014-10-31 Quirky ways of confessing love to Apple from Simon & Li Haoyu
4 2014-11-07 Class monitor chooses Hai Tao to cheer Wang Zixuan
5 2014-11-14 Simon's clash between Eastern and Western values
6 2014-11-21 Zhou Bichang's tantrums and eccentric outbursts Bibi Zhou
7 2014-11-28 Meng Wa meets the strictest teacher in the universe Wang Ruihua, Huang Lei
8 2014-12-05 Wang Han teaches fire prevention techniques Wang Han, Ming Dao
9 2014-12-12 Guo Jingming's assistance, Chen Xuedong & Song Jia's sweet confession Guo Jingming
10 2014-1219 Jiro Wang's toturous trip to the zoo, Dong Hua's opinion of Grade One Jiro Wang
11 2014-12-26 Winter flower returns while Huajingyu & Guo Jingming repeats first grade Guo Jingming, Ming Dao,

Hua Chenyu, Du Haitao


  1. ^ zh:一年級
  2. ^ 湖卫投亿元打造一年级 明星老师加盟. Sina Entertainment News (in Chinese). 2014-09-17. Retrieved 2014-10-11.
  3. ^ 湖卫投亿元打造一年级 明星老师加盟. Sina Entertainment News (in Chinese). 2014-09-17. Retrieved 2014-10-11.
  4. ^ 湖卫投亿元打造一年级 明星老师加盟. Sina Entertainment News (in Chinese). 2014-09-17. Retrieved 2014-10-11.
  5. ^ 《一年级》:“秀”在人生起跑线. Sina Entertainment News (in Chinese). 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2014-10-11.